Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Celebrating Our Sisters

As many of you already know, a few of our sisters out here in the ALI blogosphere are taking the fight to a broader audience. That's right folks, our girls are PUBLISHED! Check it out!

Mel of Stirrup Queens fame has published Navigating the Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options.

Click Here to order your copy!

About the book, in brief (as taken from the book website):
"Author of the extremely successful blog Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters, Melissa Ford presents readers with a guide for navigating the complex world of infertility. The Land of If got its name not only because “IF” is the abbreviation for “infertility” in the online world, but also because there are so many “ifs” inherent in being here. No stranger to the Land of If herself, Ford shares her hard-earned knowledge and insights, helping couples struggling with infertility understand the lingo, learn the details doctors tend to leave out, and keep their emotional sanity despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Navigating the Land of If gives the nitty-gritty on injections, rejections, biting your tongue during happy parent-to-be conversations, and trying not to cry over baby shower invitations. With chapters that include how-to’s for same-sex couples, and present adoption or remaining child-free as plausible
alternatives, Ford tells you exactly what you need to know, from one infertile to another."

Pamela Jeanne of Coming 2 Terms has published the book Silent Sorority: A Barren Woman Gets Busy, Angry, Lost and Found.

Click Here to order your copy!

The product description, taken from the book's Amazon page:

"What happens when a couple can't conceive after years of trying? What awaits two people who want to be parents, as they move away from the fertility treatment/adoption/mommy-and-daddy track? Silent Sorority offers a painfully honest look at a growing segment of society that is at best overlooked, and at worst, marginalized. With humor, poignancy, and grace, this book examines a little-acknowledged path and sheds light on the lasting impact infertility has on relationships, identity, and planning for the future. Pamela, shattered by her experience, goes about the difficult business of rebuilding herself and her life as a “non-mom” in an era dominated by Mom's Clubs and helicopter parents. Along the way, she discovers a welcoming sisterhood whose nurturing fellowship provides the foundation for a rebirth. This is the story of how a (barren) woman gets busy, angry, lost and found. "

Finally, Tertia, a true trail-blazer in our online community, has finally been able to get her book, So Close: Infertile and Addicted to Hope, available to those of us in the States.

Click Here to order your copy!

The product description, taken from the book's Amazon page:
"Meet, marry and make a baby: That's how it's supposed to go, right? What happens when you start trying for a family ... and trying, and trying some more? How far do you go to achieve your dream of having children? So Close is the heart wrenching, exhilarating, devastatingly funny story of Tertia Albertyn's battle with infertility. Tertia wanted a baby so badly she went through nine IVFs. Most people give up after the third. I don't think I am being brave at all. I am just too terrified NOT to try again. In her worst nightmare she could never have imagined that making a baby would take her four years, each treatment bringing her and her husband Marko closer and closer to creating their family. During Tertia's journey everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Until, finally, everything goes just right. Tertia is as hilarious as she is irrepressible, as approachable as she is knowledgeable. If you are struggling with infertility, have triumphed over infertility or have felt empathy with someone who is going through this experience, you will find a friend in Tertia."

Get out there and get your copies! Buy a copy for yourself, or one for a struggling friend, or one for that damned co-worker that can't seem to wedge their foot out of their mouth!


Lori said...

Yay to all our brilliantly language-fertile sistahs!

Nice post, Beth.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Thank you! Much love sent back to you.

nancy said...

Great post.

Coming2Terms said...

A belated and BIG thank you for including me and Silent Sorority in this post. You're a true sister!